Rewire – day 1 – Sept 28, 2011


9.00 – 9.20: Opening address

Mike Stubbs, Rewire chair and Director of FACT


9.30 – 11.30: SESSION 1

Panel A: Accidents, experiments and prototypes

CHAIR: Mike Stubbs

Gabriel Menotti, Gambiarra and the Prototyping Perspective

Caroline Langill, The Telidon Trials (1978-1985): Creative applications and disappointing outcomes

Valentina Montero and Christian Oyarzun, Art, Desire and Technology

Penelope Boyer, Homer’s Penelope as an Early Tale of Technology: “Hold on, just let me finish textiling ; ) ”

Markus Hafner, mitumBACK


Panel B: Computing

CHAIR:Charlie Gere

Daniel Temkin, Esolexicons

John Tonkin, Cybernetics within us; notes towards a dysfunctional robotics

Robert Jackson, Speculative Media – The Beholding of Objects: Object Oriented Ontology, Algorithmic Artworks and the Beholding of Media.

Rebecca Rouse, Panoramic Forms: From Social Spectacle to Handheld Illusion

Vito Campanelli The Optical/Haptic Antinomy on the Web


Panel C: The spaces of art (urban)

CHAIR: Juan Cruz

Patrick Allen, Framing Locality and Place: some creative uses of augmented public space

Karen O’Rourke, Walking the Map

Janine Marchessault and Michael Darroch, “Living Architecture” (1951-1972) as Urban Media

Kathy Cleland, The history and aesthetics of surveillance art

Eva Kekou & Eleni Han, Contemporary Tales of the City in a digital art mode


11.30 – 11.45: Tea/coffee


11.45 – 13.10: SESSION 2

Panel A: Art and science

CHAIR: Oliver Grau

Florian Wiencek and Timothy Senior, Where Art meets Science: An Ontology

Morten Søndergaard, Bio Media Art – Aesthetic Paradigms in the Wet Zone

Lioudmila Voropai, The Discourse of “Art-Science Interaction”: Historical Perspective


Panel B: Pioneers profiles

CHAIR: Paul Brown

Simone Gristwood, Re-wiring the past – Pioneering Computer Art in Japan

Rie Saito, Reconstructing Alternative Media Art History in Japan. Focusing on the experimental moving images by Toshio Matsumoto.

Aleksandra Kaminska, From technological utopia to mediated dystopia: The work of Piotr Wyrzykowski


Panel C: Art now 1

CHAIR: Mike Stubbs

Kasia Molga and Sander Veenhof, Investigating the Notion of the Art 2.0

Alessandro Ludovico and Paolo Cirio, FacetoFacebook, smiling in the eternal party

Heidi Tikka, Disintegration, Translation, Temporality

Perry Bard, Wrestling With The Canon:From Film To Database


13.00 – 14.00: Lunch


14.00 – 15.40: SESSION 3

Panel A: Philosophies

CHAIR: Charlie Gere

Emile Devereaux, Accessing the Otherworld Through Pervasive Media

Saskia Korsten, Reversed Remediation; How Art Can Make One critically Aware of the Workings of Media

Hamda Darwish and Ben Roberts, Bare Media and the Sovereign

Christoph Brunner, The Production of Subjectivity in Interactive Media Environments


Panel B: Bodies and code (artificial, hybrid, electric)

CHAIR: Andy Miah

Inge Hinterwaldner, Sources of Movement in Artistic Artificial Life Simulations

Lissa Holloway-Attaway, Everyday Aesthetics and Affective Display: self-rendering in/as social media(tions)

Nina Wenhart, (he)art breaking to the core – zombie data and the arts of re/de/transcoding

Diana Domingues, Cristiano Miosso, Abraham Paredes and Adson da Rocha, Art and Electricity: Bioengineering and electromyographic potentials for synaesthetic data visualization and body identity


Panel C: The craft of art (data vs. objects)

CHAIR: Paul Brown

Morgan Quaintance, Distortion As Authenticity

Gail Kenning, Polar roses, code and crochet lace: Media non-specificity in craft-based textile forms

Nina Czegledy, The Art and Politics of Data Visualization

Sarah Thompson, Data Object Relations and the Interaction of New Media Art Within a Broader Art Historical Context


15.40 – 16.00: Tea/coffee


16.00 – 17.40: SESSION 4

Panel A: Blindspots (1968)

CHAIR: Mike Stubbs

Francesca Franco, Venice, Art & Technology. Shifts in the Biennale’s curatorial model, 1968

Jacob Lillemose, Voodoo Child! Setting the Guitar on Fire and Distorting the Sound of the Cybernetic Logic

Michael Goddard, Towards an Anarcheology of 1970s Media Art: Media Archaeology, Anarcheology and Anarchic Media Art

Michael Dieter, Reticular Aesthetics: From Tactical Media to Network Emergencies


Panel B: Bodies and movement

CHAIR: Andy Miah

Elena Marcevska, Screen as site of division

Patricia Bueno-Delgado,  Mapping Unusual Territories

Andy Best, T/Act – social empowerment through physical interaction with media art works

Clarisse Bardiot, “Eclats” : a video-annotation software to document digital performances


Panel C: The spaces of art (recent examples)

CHAIR: Juan Cruz

Mike Leggett, Physical Cinema: recent practice and history

Denise Doyle, The History of Spaces (and Technologies) of the Imagination

Ewa Wójtowicz,  In Translation. Time and Space in Art Re- Practices

Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski, Incompatible Elements


17.45 – 18.45: Keynote

Tanya Harrod, chaired by Charlie Gere


18.45 – 19.30: Receptions

Q.E.D EXHIBITION OPENING (curated by Sarah Cook, with Jean Gagnon)


Book launches (TBA)




19.30: Close